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YAMAMORI Toru (2010), 'Neoliberals And The Radical Left Are In The Same Basic Income Boat: Is The Debate In Japan An Exception Or Is There A Universal Rationale Behind It?'

YAMAMORI Toru (2010), ‘Neoliberals And The Radical Left Are In The Same Basic Income Boat: Is The Debate In Japan An Exception Or Is There A Universal Rationale Behind It?’, EASP & Graduate School of Theology, Sogang University, South Korea. Abstract is  available at: http://7th.welfareasia.org/blog/. Author’s address: toruyamamori@gmail.com

This paper by Toru Yamamori (Doshisha University, Kyoto, and Basic Income Network Japan) was presented at the 7th East Asian Social Policy research network (EASP) international conference (Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, 20-21 August 2010). The first section provides an overview of Japan’s system of income security over the past half century and shows the various causes of the current system’s dysfunction. In the second section, the author points out the lack of a vocabulary used to describe the new direction gradually being taken under the Democratic Party of Japan. After briefly outlining the debate surrounding Basic Income in the third section, he uses the fourth section to propose using the vocabulary accumulated in the basic income debate to fill the explanatory gap in discussions of current economic and social policies.

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